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Devon - Directories

Devon directories available from Archive CD.

The University of Leicester's Historical Directories web-site provides indexed facsimile images of many directories, including White (1850) and Pigot (I844) for Devon.

The Westcountry Studies Library has trade directories from 1783.

Direct Resources have surname indexes to 19th Century trade directories on-line; see their list of counties and directories. Note there are text and spreadsheet formats available. The Devon coverage is of towns and major villages in Slater's Directory of Devon 1852-3, White's Devon 1850 and Hunt & Co's 1848 & 1850 directories.

Devon-related entries from Whatley's 1750 Gazetteer of England, provided by Mel Lockie.

Billings, M. Directory and Gazetteer of the County of Devon. Birmingham (1857) 786pp.
White, W. History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Devonshire and the City and County of the City of Exeter , Newton Abbot, David & Charles (1968) 804 pp. [Reprint of the first (1850) edition of the earliest really detailed Devon directory] [Lookups(link sends e-mail)]
Pigot's 1823 Devon Directory. CD-ROM produced by S & N Genealogy (2000). [In Adobe Acrobat format]
Pigot's 1830 Devon Directory. CD produced by Stepping Stones, York (2001).
1830 Pigot's 1830 Directory of Devon. CD 0273, Archive CD (2001).
Pigot's 1844 Devon Directory. CD-ROM produced by S & N Genealogy (2000). [In Adobe Acrobat format]
1830 Pigot's 1844 Directory of Devon. CD 0223, Archive CD (2001).
Percy's Calendar & Register for 1876: Devon and Cornwall, Percy & Company, Paternaster Row, London E.C. (1876) 450p.
White's 1878 History, Directory and Gazetteer of Devon CD GB1009, Archive CD (2003). [Full Text]
Kelly's 1893 Directory of Devon. CD 9021P, Archive CD (2001).
Post Office Directory of Devonshire. London : Kelly & Co. (1897).
Kelly's Directory of Devon 1902. London: Kelly's Directory Ltd. (1902). [Internet Archive]
Kelly's 1910 Directory of Devon. CD 1019, Archive CD (2003).
Kelly's 1923 Directory of Devon. CD 0175, Archive CD (2003).
South Western Counties of England Trades' Directory (1958-59). [Devon FHS Library 942.3]
Who's Who in Devonshire, Hereford, Wilson & Phillips Pub. & Pr. (1934) 294 pp.